Green Gown Awards Australasia – 2020 Finalists

ACTS is delighted to announce the finalist candidates for the 2020 Green Gown Awards Australasia and the ACTS Awards of Excellence.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the achievements of our finalists! We look forward to sharing more about their initiatives in the lead up to the virtual Awards ceremony on the 26 November 2020.


2030 Climate Action (sponsored by Envizi) 

La Trobe University: “La Trobe Net Zero”
Monash University: “Net Zero Initiative”
RMIT University: “Eliminating Emissions in Education”
The University of Newcastle: “Sustainability Reimagined”
UNSW Sydney: “100% Renewables in 2020 and Science-Based Pathway to Net Zero Emissions”

Benefitting Society

Eastern Institute of Technology: “Connecting our Communities through Learning in Nature”
RMIT University: “TIMeR: Walking with Indigenous stories of land, river and sky”
The University of Newcastle: “The Awabakal and Worimi Hunter Water Story project”
The University of Newcastle: “Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered”

Creating Impact

CQUniversity: “Ditch the Disposables – a sustainability journey”
RMIT University: “Let’s Lead the Way – Sustainability Engagement at RMIT”
The University of Melbourne: “Choose to Reuse! Creating lasting, impactful change”
The University of Newcastle: “Germinate – May Contain Seeds”

Learning, Teaching & Skills

Griffith University Business School: “The road to Tri Hita Karana – a transformational MBA journey towards well-being”
Griffith University Business School: “Immersing students in sustainable business management through beer, fashion, surfing, and gardening”
The University of Auckland: “Sustainability Module”
Western Sydney University: “Sustainability Bootcamp: Introducing the SDGs to students and staff at Western Sydney University”

Student Engagement

Monash University: “Monash BorrowCup”
Murdoch University: “Students Doing Good: The Sustainable Development Goals Challenge”
The University of Newcastle: “out(fit)”
Western Sydney University: “Campus-based Living Labs for teaching, research and engagement”

Team & Individual

Outstanding Leadership Team

Early Learning Centre (ELC) (The University of Melbourne) UTS Operations (University of Technology Sydney)

ACTS Award of Excellence Staff

Michael Anderson (RMIT University)
Helen Lamb (The University of Melbourne)
Sandra Murray (University of Tasmania)
Brittany Hardiman (Western Sydney University)

ACTS Award of Excellence Student

Christopher Dixon (The University of Melbourne)
Victoria Townsend (The University of Melbourne)
Chester James-Smith (University of Tasmania)
Miranda Crossley (University of Technology, Sydney)
Kate de Boer (Victoria University of Wellington)

Categories that are not running in 2020:

Campus Health, Food & Drink
Campus of the Future
Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change
Research with Impact – Institution

Find out more here.